Like a hug, pizza is round, comforting, and better when covered in cheese. Embrace the sense of taste with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Tommy's Coal Fired Pizza in Oakhurst and Brick.
Tommy’s owner Tommy Bonfiglio extinguishes stomach fires with his coal-toasted Italian dishes, made with fresh ingredients and gustatory genius and stuffed into 1,000-degree ovens. At the heart of the menu lies Tommy’s homemade dough, contorted into calzones ($12/small), rolled into sentient, free-willed dough-men, or stretched into thin, bubbling pies ($12/small, $14/gluten-free small), primed for spontaneous customization with meatballs, pesto, pancetta, and other toothsome toppers ($2 each/small). A steady stream of pre-planned pizzas roll eagerly from ovens to mouths, such as Mr. C’s Jersey Shore Clam pie ($18/small), a riptide of baby clams, crème fraîche, and roasted leeks, or the Char Char pie ($16/small), a crusty bed of whole-wheat crust blanketed in creamy caesar salad. Post-feast, tipple from a roster of draft brews, wine, and mixed drinks, or recalibrate oral temperatures with alternating infusions of gelato ($6) and espresso ($3).